Monday, January 24, 2011

Back to my roots


Vest: Fe(male)
Top: Vintage Romanian peasant top
Skirt: Vintage
Tight: Calvin Klein
Boots: Jeffrey Campbell

Throughout the past year I have received emails asking me about my actual ethnicity.  People seem curious as to why I blog so much about Romanian designers despite having a middle eastern name while living in Canada.

I have never revealed my true origins on this blog but since so many of you have an interest in my roots, well it's time I give you a bit of background about myself.

I was born in Romania 24 years ago to a Romanian mother and an Iranian father. My father was an international student studying engineering in Romania and met my mother in university. After graduation, he decided to settle in Romania and start a family there. At the age of 12, my family decided to immigrate to Canada in search for a better and safer life away from the dangers of post-communist Romania.

I speak fluent Romanian although my writing is terrible yet only mildly understand Farsi without being able to communicate more than 10 words.
So now you have a bit of background as to who I am!

44 comments:

Alice said...

I lovee that vest and you styled it so lovely!!

Marella said...

Amazing skirt!

The Hearabouts said...

Oh, Mina, I adore this look!

Ia este superrrba si cizmele imi plac mult! Great and unexpected outfit.

Hugs,
S.

BlueVanilla said...

beautiful skirt! love all the bright colors!
xx

Emma Jade said...

I am in love with those boots! And that skirt is gorgeous too :)

Anca Buzea said...

Vesta este dementiala, ia este superba, tu esti mirifica ;)

delia said...

You look great :)

Hope you're doing A ok.

delia
http://lovelaughlipglosses.blogspot.com/

Diana said...

lovely! :)

Michelle Chic said...

u have such exotic roots! its exciting to hear how few cultures come together as one!

herwaisechoice said...

Mina, you look so gorgeous! And you are seriously the only one I know who has enough confidence and flair to wear 3 statement pieces of clothing, and not only avoid looking like a fashion disaster but actually look good! That vest is so beautiful... great to see it styled!

Jen

Gabriel Ahyoun said...

Very colorfull outfit i like it :)

plentyforpennies said...

Really love the vest!

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Kimberlee said...

What an interesting background! P.S. Your makeup is gorgeous!

modniza said...

you look amazing!love you!

Eszter said...

I loved this post and getting to know you a little better. I find that a fascinating blog makes you want to learn about its creator and the more I learn about you the more I seem to like you and your blog :). I love the peasant top as well, I have been looking to buy one myself.

Gabriela Ciobanu said...

Lovely vest! As usual, you look amazing!

Lara said...

this explains a lot of your slightly exotic look :). I am myself of mixed origins and living away from Romania, but I find lots of beauty in this mix :). superba ie, absolut superba!

Shamini said...

beautiful pictures!
loving your skirt!
xoxo

Anaivilo said...

I reallly love the skirt and that blouse! Romanian indeed ;))
Have you ever been to Iran, to see where your father comes from? ;))

Tamy & Yasmin said...

How didn't i notice your blog before? It's so great, your style is amazing, your combinations are spectacular, i love the way you mixed differents prints and color on this look! Now I'm following you on bloglovin!

xxx Tamy

Cecylia said...

You are one of the most beautiful and exotic girls I've ever seen. I knew you had Middle Eastern roots because I have so many gorgeous friends with a similar look :)

And your skirt is to die for. I've followed you!!! *wink wink*

Andra said...

hey mina!!! superb outfitul :D
am vazut commentul tau la mine pe blog si ai scris acolo ca ai tenul uleios. asta inseamna ca ai un ten gras, unde porii sunt dilatati iar sebumul se scurge pe fata si apare aspectul uleios. nu stiu ce sa zic in legatura cu uleiul acela, sau orice ulei dar voiam sa iti spun sa nu folosesti produse care contin alcool, pentru ca excita secretia de sebum si mai tare, asa ca mereu cand iti cumperi produse pentru ten, in special lotiunea tonica, sa cauti sa nu fie cu alcool. nu stiu daca stiai asta sau nu dar am zis totusi sa iti spun :)
hugs, darling >:D<

Michaela said...

All of the prints in this outfit are amazing!
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Sere said...

you look very romanian..so to say in those pictures:X...btw the cuff didn't arrive yet(posta romana sucks)..but i'll do a post about it as soon as it gets here:X

xoxo sere

Laura Tenshi said...
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agnes said...

tu est magnifique, et toutes ces couleurs te vont vraiment très bien.
J'adore ton look, et tes photos sont vraiment très jolies

Laura Tenshi said...

Mina, gorgeous pictures of you. I am in love with the print and colors of your skirt.
About the roots, I forgot to say and congratulate you for your feature in Absolutely Fabulous Magazine from a couple of weeks ago. That's where I first read about your roots, I was surprised to see you are half Iranian because to me you look very Romanian.
I think that moving to Canada was a great idea, the opportunities over there are endless, unlike here...

Andreea said...

Imi place fusta la nebunie! you're so prettyyy! xoxo

Olya Nikol Pishcheva said...

What a beautiful mix!
What I like most of all about you is that you are not afraid of playing with colors! ~ xoxo Diamond Cat

Cecille said...

So nice your story :)

jamie-lee said...

You look so beautiful, i love the mixture of colours and that gorgeous plaited detailing on your vest.

That's so awesome that you can speak more than one language! :)

Andreea said...

What an awesome background, i love people who share more than one culture!
Gorgeous look, might seem difficult to pull of but you did it really well and i must say that i love the colours and prints! Pure awesomeness:D

Kisses

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

what a vibrant outfit. you look amazing with so much color. love the Jeffrey Campbell boots!

Oh to Be a Muse

tanvii.com said...

It was good to know most about you and of course you look great as always :)

Love Bonche said...

beatifull look! thank for your comment i will follow you ok??

classiq said...

I love the top. The traditional hand-made Romanian blouses are so beautiful. I would love an embroidered white one.

Leia said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Adore the print of your skirt.

Leia

Fabíola Beltrão said...

amazing outfit, darling

ps: following u

A N G E L A said...

love it love it love it! :)

xx

fashionbit

MizzJ said...

Thanks for sharing this bit about you! I know it can be strange/weird sometimes to talk about your personal life on your blog. It's always cool though to learn more about the writer and you have such interesting roots! If you are interested, you might want to check out this magazine I work for: http://schemamag.ca it's all about multiculturalism and the arts.

Alice in vintageland said...

Oh, how I love this outfit, so many beautiful pieces and they go so well together. I also love your makeup, it’s perfect for you. It’s only my imagination or did you color your hair – it look so good! Many kisses:)

Aurélie. said...

Amazing pictures! You've got the style Min!


xoxo

Aurélie.

Dusk said...

You are beautiful and what a gorgeous mix! Explains your doe-eyed, refined nose features!

Anonymous said...

Hey, like me... I was, also, born in Bucharest, my father is syrian, he was a medical student. We are a lot of "multi-cultural" romanian young peoples. I left Romania in 1993 and I lived in Israel. Now, since 1996, I live in Paris.
I like your blog, so good luck for your business.
Hannah